Alabama will lose at least four juniors to the NFL draft and reportedly a fifth.
Cyrus Kouandjio, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Adrian Hubbard and Jeoffrey Pagan all announced at a press conference that they would forgo their senior year and declare for the draft. ESPN's Joe Schad also reported that Vinnie Sunseri will join the group in the draft, though Alabama has yet to say anything either way, even though the deadline to declare was Wednesday.
But three straight No. 1 recruiting classes and a fourth likely on the way have left Alabama with a bevy of talent from which to choose their replacements.
Here, I'll offer up five suggestions of players who could step in and replace the departed juniors.
All recruiting information comes courtesy of 247Sports.